Amanda Linehan is a fiction writer, indie author and INFP. She has published five novels, six short stories and two short story collections. Her stories have been read by readers in 86 countries. Amanda has been self publishing since 2012. Her short fiction has been published in Every Day Fiction and in the Beach Life anthology published by Cat & Mouse Press. She lives in Maryland, likes to be outside and writes with her cat sleeping on the floor beside her desk.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction in the summer of 2009. I found a couple of flash fiction prompts and completed two stories that I felt pretty good about. That fall, in November, I participated in NaNoWriMo and wrote my first novel.
That novel will always just be practice, and will remain on my computer for the duration of it's life. ;)
What is your writing process?
My writing process is always, at least a little bit, in flux. Currently, I get an idea (often while driving) or I go from a writing prompt and simply begin writing the story. I don't outline or make any notes, although I may have thought about the idea at length depending on when it first popped in my mind, I just sit down in front of my laptop and let the story take shape as my fingers move across the keyboard.
This is a scary, but exciting, way to write. There is always the possibility that I will write myself into a place that I can't get out of, or that I will inadvertently introduce some horrible inconsistency that I can't fix later on. This hasn't happened yet (fingers crossed!), but there is always the risk that it will. I think that's why I like it. ;)
Kari just wanted a relaxing week away from home. Instead, she got the vacation from hell. Terrified, she tries to unravel the mystery of what’s going on in the beach house before it’s too late. With the clues stacking up, it’s clear that something evil resides in the house and wants Kari to do its bidding...
Three contemporary young adult novels. One book. Filled with thrills, chills, humor and romance, these novels are sure to keep fans of contemporary YA reading far into the night. Teens, Trees and Tests is a collection of three contemporary young adult novels for people who love coming of age stories, teens in peril and all the humor that high school offers.
Do you need to “get your act together”? Have you been telling yourself that for years? Consider that maybe you don’t need to get your act together. Maybe you just need productivity methods that work for you. If you have big ideas and the drive to create, this book will give you the tools you need to bring those ideas to life and get them out into the world. Because the world needs you.
Vampire Victoria is a hunter, but now she’s the hunted. After a chance meeting with an eerily familiar stranger, she realizes she’s in grave danger. Though immortal, she learns of a loophole that would resign her to a horrible fate... The line between the living and the dead is cracking, and she is the only one who can mend it.
Jayne is on the run with a bag full of stolen money, a new friend she met while stealing his car, and an old adversary out to get her. Searching for a better life, her past finally catches up with her future and she must decide whether to keep running or return home to rebuild the life she left.
NaNoWriMo 2015 book. Last updated
Jemi is in way over her head. And things keep getting more complicated.Will Jemi lose her mind? Will she graduate from high school? Will she commune with the spirits of the lake? Maybe. Because in Lakeside, there’s always more than what meets the eye…
Father McMahon has precisely fifteen minutes. That's when the demon will come. He must gather up all his strength, along with the most powerful holy instruments, in order to confront it. And when it arrives, he will face his most important test yet. A confession.
They want him dead. The most dangerous man in the city. Will it be by poison? Or maybe an "accident"? Or maybe by a good old-fashioned gunshot wound? That's what they're here to decide, but by any method, one thing is for certain. Execution day is coming.
Seventeen-year-old Silver has a problem. And she’ll do whatever it takes to get what she wants. In one night, Silver will risk everything she’s worked for, relationships will be tested and danger will lurk around every corner. Will Silver pull it off? Or will she lose everything?
Seventeen-year-old Marissa and her friends are lost. Seeking the truth about a mysterious death deep in the forest, they can’t find their way out. And now they’re trapped. With all of the dangers that lurk in the dark woods, they’re just trying to make it to first light. Will they find a way out of the darkness? Or will it claim them all?
Flowers of Dionysus
on Jan. 22, 2016
Despite not knowing much about theater, I found this story enjoyable. It's a quiet book in a lot of ways, but moved along quickly and didn't leave me uninterested in too many places. The characters are fantastic, and one of the things I liked best about this book. I also enjoyed the paranormal elements in this story, which don't occur until some ways in, but you'll definitely know once you get there.